UFC Fight Night Brooklyn Results: Champion vs. Champion Main Event, Plus Greg Hardy Makes His UFC Debut

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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN+)

UFC Flyweight Championship
Henry Cejudo def. TJ Dillashaw by TKO via strikes (0:32, R1) to retain the title

Allen Crowder def. Greg Hardy by DQ via illegal knee strike (2:28, R2)

#15 Gregor Gillespie def. Yancy Medeiros by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

#2 Joseph Benavidez def. #8 Dustin Ortiz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Paige VanZant def. Rachael Ostovich by submission via arm bar (1:50, R2)

#12 Glover Teixeira def. Karl Roberson by submission via arm triangle choke (3:21, R1)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN)

#13 (WW) Donald Cerrone def. #11 Alexander Hernandez by TKO via strikes (3:43, R2)

#10 Joanne Calderwood def, Ariane Lipski by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Alonzo Menifeld def. Vinicius Moreira by TKO via strikes (3:56, R1)

Cory Sandhagen def. Mario Bautista by submission via arm bar (3:31, R1)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., ESPN+)

Dennis Bermudez def. Te Edwards by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Geoff Neal def. Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Chance Rencountre def. Kyle Stewart by submission via rear naked choke (2:25, R1)


Kyle Stewart vs. Chance Rencountre

Round One: The round begins with Rencountre immediately popping Stewart with lefts, Stewart accidentally nails Rencountre low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Rencountre attacking Stewart with some leg kicks, Rencountre scores a takedown on Stewart and Stewart gets right back up. Rencountre keeps Stewart near the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Rencountre drags Stewart back to the ground while maintaining back control. Stewart gets to a knee while eating strikes from Rencountre, Rencountre catches Stewart in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Chance Rencountre def. Kyle Stewart by submission via rear naked choke (2:25, R1)

Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal

Round One: The round begins with Neal attacking Muhammad with a short left, Muhammad also attacks Neal with a two punch combo. Muhammad also goes after Neal by landing some leg kicks, Neal grabs Muhammad and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Neal kicks Muhammad in the midsection, Neal nails Muhammad with some leg kicks of his own. Muhammad goes for the takedown and he nails Neal with a right after failing to get it, Muhammad and Neal exchange some punching combinations. Neal gets Muhammad against the cage wall after landing a knee strike to the midsection, the fighters separate and Neal attempts a head kick against Muhammad. Neal then hits Muhammad with a two punch combination, Muhammad goes for a few flying knee strikes against Neal. Neal gets Muhammad against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal

Round Two: The round begins with Neal instantly nailing Muhammad with a right, Neal then cracks Muhammad with a left. Muhammad responds by kicking Neal in the midsection, Neal then cracks Muhammad with a multiple punch combination. Muhammad eats a left before hitting Neal with a counter right, Neal then nails a swinging Muhammad with a counter straight left. Muhammad scores a takedown and Neal gets right back up, Muhammad then hits Neal with a kick to the midsection. Muhammad backs up Neal after landing a two punch combination, Neal again cracks a swinging Muhammad with a counter left hook. Muhammad starts attacking the midsection of Neal with strikes, Muhammad stuns Neal with a left hook to the midsection. Neal nails a kicking Muhammad with a counter left, Muhammad goes for another takedown and Neal stuffs it. Neal then cracks Muhammad with a two punch combination, Muhammad lands a leg kick followed by a right to the midsection. Neal levels Muhammad with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal (Overall Score: 20-18 for Neal)

Round Three: The round begins with Neal taking a few swings at Muhammad, Muhammad starts going after Neal with leg kicks. Neal backs up Muhammad while throwing a combination, Muhammad starts hunting for some takedowns against Neal. Muhammad also looks for a head kick and Neal blocks it, Muhammad catches Neal with a left to the midsection. Neal drops Muhammad with a two punch combination and he pounces on him with more strikes on the ground, Muhammad scrambles to his feet and he separates from Neal. Muhammad then cracks Neal with a kick to the midsection, Neal attacks Muhammad with a head kick followed by a left. Muhammad comes forward and he takes a few swings at Neal, Neal drops Muhammad with a head kick and he allows him to stand up. Muhammad and Neal come forward and swing away at each other, Muhammad backs up Neal with attempting a leaping knee strike, Neal attacks Muhammad with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal (Final Score: 30-27 for Neal)

Official Result: Geoff Neal def. Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards

Round One: The round begins with Bermudez peppering Edwards with some lefts, Bermudez attacks a backing Edwards with some leg kicks. Bermudez backs Edwards into the cage wall after exchanging more strikes, Edwards attempts a head kick as the fighters separate. Edwards attempts a second head kick followed by a punching combo against Bermudez, Edwards briefly drops Bermudez with a combination. Edwards nails Bermudez with a knee strike after avoiding more takedown attempts, Bermudez backs Edwards into the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. Bermudez backs Edwards up while attacking him with combinations, Bermudez continuously hunts for takedowns against Edwards. Bermudez eventually scores a takedown on Edwards and he gets the half guard, Bermudez attacks Edwards with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round Two: The round begins with Bermudez attacking Edwards with a kick to the midsection, Bermudez scores a takedown on Edwards and he gets the half guard. Bermudez gains side control against Edwards, Bermudez starts going to the kimura and he eventually gives up the submission attempt. Edwards starts trying to get up and he does while swinging away at Bermudez, Bermudez attacks Edwards with leg kicks. Bermudez scores another takedown on Edwards and he gets the half guard, Bermudez attacks Edwards with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Edwards attacking Bermudez with leg kicks, Bermudez hits Edwards with a front kick to the midsection. Bermudez charges forward and takes a few swings at Edwards, Edwards nails an incoming Bermudez with a counter right. Bermudez scores a takedown on Edwards and he gets back control, Bermudez catches Edwards in an arm in guillotine choke and Bermudez releases it after a short scramble. Bermudez transitions to the full mount against Edwards while landing ground and pound, Bermudez sets up for an arm bar and Edwards scrambles to his feet. Bermudez scores a takedown on a swinging Edwards and he gets the open guard, Edwards gets free and he pummels Bermudez with a few rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez (Final Score: 29-28 for Bermudez)

Official Result: Dennis Bermudez def. Te Edwards by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

After the fight, an emotional Dennis Bermudez takes off his gloves and announces his retirement from professional MMA.

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